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Representative Actions

Outcomes of political meetings, appointment of JURI bureau and EU Commission President [Members only]

A summary of insights gained via EJF’s monitoring and outreach activities with permanent representations, which will help members to prepare for the regulatory challenges ahead.

Examples of Collective Claims Abuse [Only accessible for EJF Members]

Abstract - There are voices who think that the potential of abuse of collective actions is an argument made up by industry in order to prevent effective means of law enforcement being created against mass damages. This is not correct and this document outlines key examples of Collective Claims abuses observed in the US but also in Europe.

Solving the Conflicting Collective Claims Cross-Border Conundrum [Only accessible for EJF Members]

Abstract - The proposed Directive on Representative Actions doesn’t specify how to deal with cross-border cases involving parallel court proceedings in Europe. This document explains to what extent a system of Consolidating Qualified Representative Entities (CQRE) connected via a claims registry could address this issue.

EJF Approach and Procedural Landscape [Only accessible for EJF Members]

Overview of key parameters and various schemes of out-of-court and in-court settlements to consider in the Procedural Landscape.

Journal of Consumer Policy - Collective Redress The Need For New Technologies - Prof. Christopher Hodges, Oxford University [Only accessible for EJF Members]

Abstract – After many years of debate on collective redress, the European Commission has proposed to introduce a representative mechanism to be controlled by public bodies and consumer associations that satisfy certain criteria. However, the Commission has only considered a single mechanism (the litigation-based class or representative action), which is in fact “old technology.” There are several other mechanisms that deliver collective redress—new technologies.

ADR/Ombudsman & Regulatory Redress

Developments and Issues in Consumer ADR and Consumer Ombudsmen in Europe by Prof. Christopher Hodges

This paper outlines major developments and issues in consumer dispute resolution systems in Europe that were highlighted at the conference ‘CONSUMER ADR: Delivering Fairness and Justice for Consumers, Business and Markets’ held at Wolfson College, Oxford on 18 and 19 March 2019.

Journal of Consumer Policy - Collective Redress The Need For New Technologies - Prof. Christopher Hodges, Oxford University [Only accessible for EJF Members]

Abstract – After many years of debate on collective redress, the European Commission has proposed to introduce a representative mechanism to be controlled by public bodies and consumer associations that satisfy certain criteria. However, the Commission has only considered a single mechanism (the litigation-based class or representative action), which is in fact “old technology.” There are several other mechanisms that deliver collective redress—new technologies.

Product Liability
Collective Redress & National Developments

Members' Meetings – Reports

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Policy Action Group's Meetings – Reports

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